I am working on building a carputer, but at this time, I wish to use a laptop for the system, I have a lilliput 7" for controls and visuals. Plenty of music and ability to watch DVD's (Courtesy of laptops drive).
How to power up laptop with car, and shut off with car. I have seen the units for standard ITX computers... but was not sure if there is something comperable for laptops?
Please let me know!! I am at a loss!
BiohazrD post whoring wont help him :P
Look into using an inverter, and put a relay on that which is on the ignition circuit of your car. Search for that, so as to give you a starting point.
"stop with the REINSTALLS, what do you think we got some lame-o installer!!!" - mitchjs
I am going to powe my laptop from a car laptop psu. it ups my 12v to 16 volts, and has a max power of 3.5a / 70W.
It is connected to the ignition of my car so when i take the key out it turns off the psu. (this way i wont have a flat bettery)
the laptop is a IBM t23 and has 2 batteries in it so it will run for well over 4 hours watching films. so should be good in the carpark at work
The lilliput monitor will have a permanant live but i can still turn it off with the remote.
hope that give you an idea